May 7th, 2013 • Posted by Pure Salon • Permalink
Women living in warmer-climate-cities, like the beautiful city of San Diego, sometimes complain that their hair starts to feel dry. Heat can definitely do that to hair and even though weíre not living in Arizona, in the summer time we can feel the difference of warmer temperatures. Without proper care, dry hair becomes prone to breakage, especially when exposed to frequent coloring and styling.
There are few salon hair treatments that can dramatically help restore vitality to dry and damaged hair. As surprising as it may sound, a soothing scalp massage encourages healthy hair growth as it improves circulation and eases stress. However, if youíre suffering from dry hair quite regularly and not just during the summer months, here are a few important facts you should know.
First, note that hair receives its natural moisture and gleam from sebum, a bodily-oil secreted by glands at the root of the hair. Leaving hair unwashed gives it a shiny look, and thatís because sebum is doing its job of keeping the strands lubricated. While oily hair can look unsightly or even filthy, subjecting it to frequent washing can eventually dry it out.
Extreme cases of dry hair are often accompanied by dry scalp conditions due to the lack of sebum. Dandruff and itching are also typical signs that the scalp lacks moisture. To nurse your dry scalp back to good health, apply warm almond or coconut oil and gently massage it on your scalp. This encourages improved circulation. Leave the oil overnight and rinse the following day with a gentle shampoo.
Some beauty experts advise against shampooing hair daily as it strips away sebum from the scalp. To counteract oiliness and odor, some women apply scented powders or hair refreshers that restore volume and shine in between washes. If you take showers everyday or even twice a day we would advise you use a mild conditioner.
If after changing your daily washing routine you still experience dry hair, itís time you visit a hair salon for some professional treatment. In the hands of an expert stylist, you can be sure the right product will have your hair feeling and looking healthy once more!
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April 5th, 2013 • Posted by Pure Salon • Permalink
Even when itís for a special occasion, you donít want your hair to betray evidence that you spent hours on it with a straightening iron and a blow dryer. Men are more often attracted to ladies with hair that looks and feels natural, even if a lot of work has indeed been done to it at a parlor before. At our San Diego massage and hair salon our stylists can help you out with any hairstyle that you feel is fitting. We can personalize any style to accentuate your best features.
What do Megan Fox, Heidi Klum, Lucy Liu, Jessica Stroup and Ginnifer Goodwin have in common? They all rock a hairstyle that best fits and accentuates their features. If youíre a little unsure what youíre looking for in hairstyle but are ready for a change and a confidence boosting makeover then consider the four following hairstyles and how they might fit with your look, features, and attitude.
Straight, Glossy Strands
From an evolutionary standpoint, males are subconsciously attracted to women with clean and unfussy hair. According to biological anthropologist Helen Fisher PhD, straight up sexy hair thatís in top condition shows that you are healthyóa subliminally perceived flag of an ideal mate. Celebrities like Blake Lively, Lucy Liu, Heidi Klum, and Amy Adams are known to achieve this look.
Fisher notes how Megan Foxís performance in Transformers was punctuated by the look of youth and vitality that her shiny, free-flowing dark hair lent her, apart, of course, from her smoking hot figure and luscious lips. Men would give up just about anything they own to run their fingers through her bombshell tresses.
This hairstyle features layers that are cropped closely to the head and side-swept, fringy bangs. Men are drawn to it because it exudes confidence, suggesting that the lady does not need to hide behind long hair. Ginnifer Goodwin and Jessica Stroup are frequently spotted with this type of Ďdo.
If there ever was a hairdo that projects your wild side, itís the bump hairstyle. The key to this is to get the sides to contrast with the height created on top, and make it look like an undercut with a cool punky edge to it. You can wear the bump with a half up/half down hairstyle or a ponytail. Rihanna, Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Tisdale, and Dianna Agron are known ambassadors of the bad girl bump.
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Ladies who sparkle and dazzle with these winning hairstyles definitely get a lot of work done to pull off their desired look. It would come as no surprise if they are never lacking of admirers. A good hairstylist from a popular San Diego hair salon should be able to make these engaging hairstyles work for you, too.
January 17th, 2013 • Posted by Pure Salon • Permalink
2013 is here and your vacation is over, sorry! Itís time to go back to work but itís important you start your new year off with one last treat, a nice relaxing massage. With numerous massage types available itís easy to get lost or even intimidated deciding which one is best for you. Fear not friends, here are some things youíll need to know about the most popular massages we have to offer.
Swedish massage is the simplest and most commonly offered throughout the United States. It makes use of five different massage strokes: siding, kneading, shaking, cross fiber, and rhythmic tapping. A Swedish massage is effective in relieving stiffness in the joints and improving blood flow. It also eases back pain as well as helps to prevent muscle spasms and strains. So if youíre looking for a nice all in one service this is your best bet, and the best part Ė you donít even need to leave San Diego!
Are you the smelly type? Then aromatherapy might be more your style. Aromatherapy is a type of massage that uses the aromatic essential oils of plants to help alleviate pain and tension in the body. Aromatherapy is particularly suited for stressed individuals (arenít we all?). When the essential oils used in this massage are inhaled, its molecules stimulate the part of the brain that influences emotions and memories. That part is also connected to other portions of the body that regulate heart rate, hormonal balance and blood pressure. Common essential oils used in an aromatherapy massage include chamomile, lavender, rosemary, and eucalyptus.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep-tissue massage targets deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues in the body. It utilizes a slower stroke or friction techniques across the grain of the muscles, to alleviate pain in chronically tight muscles, repetitive strains, or postural problems. This type of massage is recommended for athletes or people who use their muscles excessively. If youíre looking for more of a ďfunctionalĒ massage this is the ticket. No crying please ;).
Although it is sometimes called foot massage, reflexology is not as simple as it looks. It involves applying pressure on different points of the foot that correspond to certain organs and systems in the body. It is a very relaxing type of massage and is recommended as well for people who stand all day. Ladies, we all know heals arenít always the most comfortable option (but they look so good!), treat your feet to something this year.
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Admit it, a visit to the salon is always the best part of your day. We welcome our guests and aim to make everyone feel as comfortable and beautiful as possible. If youíre looking for a full-service hair salon in San Diego that can relax the mind, body, and spirit as well as provide you a stylish and sexy new look then come on by Pure Salon and Spa today!